The festival leaflet. Photo: Sputnik / Tomas Tkhaytsuk

19 November 2017, 00:08

Film about Dagestani inter-confessional family presented at "Kunaki" Film Festival

A film about the family of a Muslim family and an Orthodox wife caused different opinions among the audience. The President of the "Kunaki" Festival finds the topic very important.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on November 15, Abkhazia opened the 11th "Kunaki" Film and Television Festival.

On November 18, the fourth day of the festival, three films related to the Caucasus were screened: "Alibek", "Why the Mouse Has a Tail" and "Kibrik's Dagestan".

The film by Georgiy Sushko "Why the Mouse Has a Tail" caused a lot of controversy among the audience. It shows a family of scientists from Dagestan, in which the husband is a Muslim, and his wife is an Orthodox. The director confessed that initially "he had an idea to show a family consisting of a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist and a Jew."

According to his story, "the family is a model of the world." "We can be completely different, but at some point we must hear and understand each other," the director said.

"Today, to ensure that believers of different religions live peacefully, very subtle technologies are needed," said Sulieta Kusova-Chukho, the President of the Festival.

The film "Kibrik's Dagestan" by director Andrei Babaev is dedicated to Alexander Kibrik, an author and editor of grammatical descriptions of small disappearing languages of Russia. He has developed a unique method of collective language learning.

According to the director, the idea was to show "today's Dagestan, and cultural traditions of small nations, whose residences are sometimes limited to only one aul (village)."

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Dmitry Stateynov; Source: CK correspondent

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